Medical Center & Health Care
7/31/2015 Stony Brook Delivers: Gearing Up, Counting Down to the 100,000th Birth at Stony Brook MedicineStony Brook Medicine has launched a countdown towards the upcoming 100,000th birth of a baby (or babies, if a multiple birth) at Stony Brook University Hospital. The first delivery at Stony Brook was in May 1980 and today nearly 4,000 babies are born each year at Stony Brook University Hospital.
7/30/2015 July 30 Update! 11 Babies Born at Stony Brook yesterday!....We're now just 239 births away from the 100,000th delivery! (congrats to the Schultz family on birth of Stella!)Thank you to Patrick & Sheri-lea Schultz of Mastic, Long Island, for helping us get there! Their daughter Stella, was born yesterday, July 29. She joins sister Makenna, 15 months. Both girls and Patrick (born on Jan. 4, 1984) were all born at Stony Brook. Congratulations to the Schultz family!
7/28/2015 School of Dental Medicine Unveils 'Henry Schein Cares Reception AreaStony Brook University (SBU) School of Dental Medicine and Henry Schein, Inc., the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners, unveiled the new "Henry Schein Cares Reception Area," the gateway to the School's Dental Care Center, the largest dental care treatment facility on Long Island. More than 60 attendees from Henry Schein and the School of Dental Medicine, including students, faculty, and senior leadership celebrated at the recent unveiling ceremony.
7/28/2015 Stony Brook Children's Installs Final Steel Beam at 'Topping Off' Ceremony - Marking Construction Milestone and Launching $2.5M Knapp Swezey Foundation 'Children's Challenge'At the "Topping Off" Ceremony for Stony Brook Children's Hospital, cheers were heard as a crane installed the final beam needed to complete the frame of the major building project on the Stony Brook Medicine campus. The event marked a major milestone for the project and also served as a launching point for the Knapp Swezey Foundation Children's Challenge, a $2.5 million matching challenge pledge designed to raise the $5 million needed to complete the $25 million Children's Hospital Building fund philanthropic goal. The Knapp Swezey Foundation has pledged a dollar-for-dollar match on all private donations and public funding received between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016. Before the ceremony, the final beam was signed by patients, families, donors, elected representatives and Stony Brook Medicine leadership.
7/15/2015 Stony Brook Delivers: Gearing Up and Counting Down to the 100,000th Birth at Stony Brook MedicineStony Brook Medicine has launched a countdown towards the upcoming 100,000th birth of a baby (or babies, if a multiple birth) at Stony Brook University Hospital. The first delivery at Stony Brook was in May 1980 and today nearly 4,000 babies are born each year at Stony Brook University Hospital.
7/10/2015 Eastern Long Island Hospital Board Votes to Advance an Affiliation with Stony Brook University HospitalStony Brook Medicine was informed today that the Eastern Long Island Hospital Board of Directors has voted unanimously to approve an affiliation with Stony Brook University Hospital, subject to the successful completion of the definitive agreement and all regulatory and other approvals.
7/3/2015 Keep Safe and Have a Great Summer!For many, the summer months - when school is out and families take vacations - mean lots of fun in the sun. But with all the pleasures of the season comes injuries and increased visits to the emergency department.
6/19/2015 Cancer Survivors Celebrate Life at Stony BrookMore than 800 people, including some 300 cancer survivors, came together to celebrate survivorship and life with their families and Stony Brook University Cancer Center caregivers at Stony Brook's annual National Cancer Survivors Day. The beautiful, bright June day brought many sunny smiles to those in attendance, as well as stories of hope from survivors ranging from the very young to those in their golden years.
5/29/2015 121 New Physicians from Stony Brook Medicine Launch CareersStony Brook Medicine's latest crop of new physicians - all 121 who received their MD degrees during the 41st Convocation of the Stony Brook University School of Medicine on May 21 - will begin their careers as practicing physician starting in July. Collectively nearly half of the Class of 2015 will begin residency in New York State. The rest will train at academic medical centers and other healthcare institutions in 17 other states.
5/15/2015 Four High School Seniors Inspired by HOPE to Attend Stony BrookSixteen high school seniors from underserved communities on Long Island who completed Stony Brook's Health Occupations Partnership for Excellence (HOPE) Program celebrated their "graduation" from HOPE and are on their way to college. A ceremony took place at Stony Brook Medicine to honor their accomplishment on May 12. The students are from the Brentwood, Longwood and Wyandanch school districts. Four students will be attending Stony Brook University in the fall.
5/7/2015 Stony Brook Biological Anthropologist Named Chair of Anatomical SciencesRandy Susman, PhD, an expert in Biological Anthropology and a Professor in the Department of Anatomical Sciences at Stony Brook University for more than 25 years, has been named Chair of the Department, announced Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, Senior Vice President, Health Sciences, and Dean of the School of Medicine. Dr. Susman's tenure as Chair of Anatomical Sciences begins on May 10.
5/7/2015 Stony Brook University Hospital-led Suffolk Care Collaborative Launches New WebsiteThe Suffolk Care Collaborative (SCC) today launched its new website dedicated to providing information and fostering communication on behalf of the more than 500 organizational partners in the Stony Brook University Hospital Performing Provider System (PPS) for Suffolk County. Known as the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program (DSRIP), this federal program represents an historic opportunity to change how healthcare is delivered in Suffolk County, particularly for Medicaid beneficiaries and uninsured patients. Under DSRIP, the SCC has evolved as a result of the recent partnership of thousands of healthcare delivery partners across Suffolk County, NY.
5/6/2015 Stony Brook Athletes and Community Salute ALS Patients "Riding for Life"A chorus of cheers and bagpipers could be heard as patients with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease) rode onto the Stony Brook University Campus in their power wheelchairs at the annual Ride for Life event. Stony Brook University athletes escorted the Riders who rode to Stony Brook to take part in the Pinwheel Remembrance Ceremony on May 2, the cornerstone event of the 12-day power wheelchair Ride for Life trek across Long Island that ends in Manhattan on May 9.
4/17/2015 Spring is here! Get Rid of Ugly Varicose Veins, Show Legs off By SummerEmbarrassed to show off your legs this summer? Well you're not alone. Varicose veins affect more than 30 million adults in the US between the ages of 18 to 70, with women twice as likely as men to develop the condition. These veins bulge and rise above the skin's surface. They are often unattractive, uncomfortable and could cause further medical problems.
4/13/2015 Could Your Morning Cup of Joe Be Associated with Reducing Cancer Risks? Coffee is a morning staple for most Americans who turn to a hot cup to help increase wakefulness and to try to improve concentration and focus. Coffee is known as the world's most popular beverage, with over one billion drinkers world-wide and 6.7 million tons global consumption yearly. But over the years there has been some conflicting reports on whether having that cup of Joe is good or bad for your health?
3/30/2015 Stony Brook Nutritionists Say the New Diet Trend is Skipping the TrendLooking for a new diet? Trying to determine what will be on your dinner plate by glancing at the headlines, well think again. While some consumers may feel like the ideal diet is always changing, Stony Brook Medicine Nutritionists say - "nutrition, like medicine and science, is evolving with new research tools enabling new discoveries and better recommendations." However, most of what makes up a high quality diet doesn't change with the latest research study.
3/27/2015 Organ Donation: 6 Myths that Might Change Your Mind about Giving the Gift of LifeDid you know that one organ donor can save up to eight lives? And that could be extremely helpful given the fact that in New York State alone, over 10,000 people are waiting for organ transplants, according to LiveOnNY (formally the New York Organ Donor Network). More than 8,000 people await kidneys; over 1,300 need livers; and more than 300 need hearts.
3/24/2015 Med Students "Match" to Leading Programs in New York, Nationwide115 fourth-year Stony Brook University School of Medicine students matched to residency programs in New York and 17 other states at this year's Match Day, an annual event when more than 25,000 graduating medical students find out where they will launch their medical careers as resident physicians. Most residency programs begin July 1.
3/19/2015 A High Tech Option for Colon Cancer Screening Colonoscopies are one of those necessary screenings that people tend to put off -- despite the fact that if detected early, colorectal cancers have extremely high survival rates. In recent years, an alternative to the traditional colonoscopy has emerged as an option for many patients - called virtual colonoscopy. Matthew Barish, MD, Associate Professor of Radiology, Division Co-Chief, Abdominal Imaging, and Director of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Stony Brook Medicine, talks about the benefits and risks of this high-tech screening device and how it could be life-saving.
3/17/2015 Wounded Police Officer Discharged from Stony Brook University HospitalSuffolk County police officer Mark Collins who was wounded while pursuing a suspect late Wednesday night in Huntington Station was discharged Sunday afternoon from Stony Brook University Hospital.